Alex Smith’s Comeback Player of the Year campaign will not have a start against his old NFC West rival, the Seattle Seahawks.
On Friday, Washington ruled out Smith for Sunday against the Seahawks, with a calf injury in Week 14. In place of Smith, Dwayne Haskins, a two-year-old student, will have another chance to start.
(You may also notice that former Seattle draft coach Kevin Pierre-Louis has been ruled out, refusing the defender to take revenge.)
QB Alex Smith (calf), LB Cole Holcomb (concussion) and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (ankle) were ruled out for Sunday. RB Antonio Gibson (the tip of the grass) is questionable.
– John Keim (@john_keim) December 18, 2020
Smith came out of his team’s victory over the 49ers last Sunday after he intercepted and never returned, replaced by Haskins to close out the first half. Haskins then saw Washington’s fourth straight win, going 7-for-12 for 51 yards.
Haskins started the first four games of Washington’s 2020 season, going 1-3 while throwing four touchdowns at three interceptions. Since Smith entered the center, the crime as a whole has worked much easier. However, with Haskins back below center, budding superstar Terry McLaurin becomes a much bigger explosive game threat, with Haskins more able to push the ball down.
The Seahawks will have to be ready for Haskins, McLaurin and others as they head to DC on Sunday.